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Victory! Nature’s Gate Ends Sales in China

Written by Michelle Kretzer | April 1, 2013

Rabbits are on a roll! Natural-products giant Nature’s Gate just became the fourth company to pull out of the Chinese market until the country stops requiring tests on animals for cosmetics. After talks with PETA, Nature’s Gate agreed that there is nothing pretty about tormenting animals in laboratories, and the company chose to forgo the large Chinese market, rather than sacrificing its commitment to being cruelty-free. 

PETA is proud to give Nature’s Gate our Courage in Commerce Award for its dedication to offering a wide array of quality personal-care and beauty products without  harming animals anywhere in the world.

And Nature’s Gate is in good company: Paul Mitchell, Dermalogica, and Pangea Organics have all pulled their products out of China in order to save animals’ lives, and many more companies, such as Urban Decay and NYX, have refused to sell in China until the animal testing requirements are lifted. As a result, these conscientious companies are being rewarded with even more customer support, and with the help of the scientists PETA is helping to fund, China is prepping to approve its first non-animal testing method

Please join us in thanking Nature’s Gate, and continue to support companies that don’t test on animals by checking PETA’s online list of companies that do and that don’t test on animals. Order your own free copy of PETA’s first-ever global cruelty-free shopping guide and take it with you every time you shop! Naturally.

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  • Elsje Massyn says:

    Thank you Nature’s Gate – you are my personal hero’s for doing the right thing. You are REAL men & women of principles and high standards. May your support and sales of your products grow from strength to strength!

  • Olivia Williams says:

    I hope we see animal testing end in the United States soon. It’s great to see companies in China take a step forward.

  • Bridgit Soriano says:

    I`m so glad to hear this about Nature`s Gate. Thank you in the name from so many animals they must`nt die anymore. Thank you Bridgot

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  • suzanne says:

    Great news, Nature’s Gate. I have used your products for years but would have phased them out if you had gone ahead with the China deal. Thanks for doing the right thing.

  • Pat Hartsoe says:

    Thank you, Nature’s Gate. By putting your ethics in plain sight, you are encouraging other people and companies to do the same. This is how change happens. Thanks for caring about the health and safety of animals. You will be rewarded. “What goes around comes around.”

  • Brian Crabtree says:

    What a wonderful piece of news ,thank you Natures Gate and all the other m’facturers who are taking this stance . If the EU can legislate and stop testing ,then I’m sure China can..again heartfelt thanks for me and the animals you have undoubtedly saved from a horrible death. God Bless and love

  • Pattie Reber says:

    Hooray for Nature’s Gate. They have always been cruelty free, and I remember buying the brand at least 25 years ago.

  • Mary says:

    Thank you Nature’s gate. I have so much respect for you for putting animals first. May your business triple. I will certainly support you. Thanks for not selling your soul to China 🙂

  • Minh says:

    Thank you, Nature’s Gate. Today I really feel blessed and grateful by your compassionate choice. Thank you.

  • Denise says:

    Thank you, Nature’s Gate. I love your products, but would not support you if you tested on animals.

  • Edie says:

    Thank you Nature’s Gate and all other companies that market their products with outstanding moral judgement. And thank you PETA for keeping up the good fight.

  • Sonya-armenia Redfield says:

    I am so happy about this news !

  • eleonora says:

    tks you nature’s gate now we love u and your products

  • Janice says:

    Thanks Nature’s Gate! I would be more inclined to purchase your products now that you have taken a firm stand against animal testing. Wonderful news. You are making a difference.

  • L wood says:

    Nicely done Natures Gate! Glad to see an ethical company willing to make those choices.

  • Amanda says:

    You’re awesome Nature’s Gate and love your products!

  • Suzie says:

    Way to go Nature’s Gate. We need more like you 🙂

  • Sunny Koll says:

    Thank you Nature’s Gate for taking this incredible step forward.

  • Betti-Lou Maus says:

    Way to go Nature’s Gate!!!! Thank you so much!! The bunnies thank you!!!! God Bless You & the bunnies 🙂 🙂 Thank you for standing firm!

  • Stacie says:

    Thank You Nature’s Gate for careing for the animals!!! God Bless You !!!